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“Locals”

Locals Restaurant at the Old House
Ranked #1 of 142 Restaurants in Courtenay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$34
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Locals Restaurant in now located at the historic Old House along the river in the center of town. This 1937 Arts and Crafts era inspired homestead is the perfect location for the fine cuisine prepared by European trained chef, Ronald St. Pierre.
Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Locals”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Probalby the nicest restaurant we found, by recomendation from other vacationers, in Courtenay. We didn't make a reservation for a Sunday evening meal and were easily accomodated for a late evening meal. Nice menu and a good variety of daily specials. I'd recomend seafood as the surrounding area has great access to the fresh seafood, Haliburt, shrimp and scallops. The menu provides the option to select several different methods of preparation (stir-fry, pan searing) and selection of sauces. Really nice, fresh preparation and presenation. Great service as well. Highly recomemded. Also offered outdoor/patio dining.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Tracy H
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Tricia S, Owner at Locals Restaurant at the Old House, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Hello,
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your dinner with us!! Yes, I agree, we do have the most amazing fish and seafood in this region. As well, we have over 450 small farms in the Comox Valley, making it possible to base our busy restaurant entirely on locally sourced ingredients. Our temperate micro climate, ancient riverbed soil, and passionate farmers and food producers ensure quality food production. Did you get a chance to sample some of our local wine and mead offerings? This little corner of the world is incredible, for sure!!
Sincerely,
Tricia St. Pierre
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Victoria, Canada
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42 reviews
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“Such good food!”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Locals restaurant at the Old House is a wonderful restaurant! The crab and shrimp stack is fantastic! and highly recommended. My friend and I share it (more than enough for two to share) - I had the jumbo prawn with risotto - absolutely delicious. To finish things off we shared the trio of creme brûlée - a chai, caramel and berry! So yummy!

Visited July 2014
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Vancouver
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16 reviews
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“Excellent seafood with a focus on local ingredients”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We enjoyed an excellent meal here. We especially liked their emphasis on local ingredients and having both a variety of seafood and the option of having it cooked a number of different ways. Choose your seafood, then choose how you want it cooked.
The setting is attractive, the service was good and the overall food experience was very satisfying.

  • Visited July 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Superb Food”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

The food here is wonderful. My husband had the melt in your mouth bison and I had seafood linguine with big chuck of seafood. The service was quite slow even though it wasn't a busy evening.

Visited July 2014
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Neenah
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“Not family oriented; somewhat pricey”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Beautiful inside and out. Staff very friendly and helpful. A little pricey though. Saw advertising for being family friendly. Unless there is a kids menu, it would cost a fortune to take a family. For the two of us it was close to $100, but we did have dessert (but only one had anything to drink).

Visited July 2014
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Thank Sandra S
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Tricia S, Owner at Locals Restaurant at the Old House, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Just wanted to let you know that we do have an excellent children's menu that is available through out the day and evening. It is available for viewing on our website. Please note, we do not have a deep fryer, but offer healthier, unprocessed meals for younger foodies.
Thank you,
Tricia St. Pierre
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